What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold

Dry air in your home can mean a number of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the chill, dry air. In addition to your body requiring proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more cozy and healthier. They are available in a few primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is directed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but utilize a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is usually very easy. If you utilize a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to replace the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This is dependent on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you may need to change it a couple of. Failure to change the water panel might result in less operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are regularly the cause of damage to working parts in regular humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the concerns caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive technique of doing away with trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how basic it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the professionals in Newton at Brookwood Inc which model would be best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 641-316-9803 to schedule an appointment.

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